Cairo Genizah : Alchemy

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Leaf from a work on operative alchemy, describing operations for silver and gold, the dissolution and dealbation (whitening) of arsenic in vinegar and other operations (including one on pearls). A passage on verso describes the removal of humidities from bodies. The author appears to be talking about his own experiences in the first person.</p>

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